Psalm 143:6 “I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land.”
There are many reasons to raise our hands to God in worship. When my boys were little, they would run up to me and raise their hands and grasp at the air. I knew exactly what they wanted. They wanted me to pick them up. So, often time in worship, I do the same. I raise my hands and grasp at the air and the Father knows exactly what I want. I just want Him to pick me up. In the midst of all that is going on around us, do you need the Father to pick you up today? I love a good western movie. The good guys against the bad guys, the Lone Ranger saving the day. Almost always, there is a scene where someone has a gun pointed at them and they raise their hands up. It means don’t shoot, I surrender. There are times that I need to go to God and just say, with my hands upraised, I surrender. Is that where you find yourself today? At your whits end. Feeling like giving up. It’s time to let go and let God. Just surrender.
David spreads out his hands to God like a parched land, waiting expectantly for the rain to come. Is your soul dry and thirsty today? Do you feel like you have nothing left to give? Raise your hands to God in eager expectation to receive what you need from Him. He will not withhold His rain from a heart that is turned towards Him. Go ahead and ask Him. What does your heart really need from God today? Worship Him in the middle of the storm, in the middle of the drought, as a plague surrounds us on every side. Worship Him! He is our source, our strength, our salvation!